it weighs a hell of a lot more if you dont tell them, and then they find out later.
the point of disclosing the information serves two purposes. First, its to see if the American bar association will even LET you sit for the bar exam. The second is to get an insight into your charecter and what you will be like at their institution. If you incorporate what you learned from those experiences into your personal statement, the law school may jsut view it as youthful indescretions that you learned from and overcame, which actually could be a small bonus in your favor and may negate the actual act.
But do not under any circumstances leave the information out. That will not only nullify your application, but they could revoke your degree if they find out about it after the fact. I know someone that had that happen to them. they are now waiting tables 6 nights a week.
but i wish you all the luck in the world, and i truley hope you get into your first choice. unless, of course, thats my first choice, cause you might be taking my spot